After beating New Zealand in a virtual quarter-final, hosts Australia will look to carry their winning momentum in the semi-finals where they meet a Dane van Niekerk-led South Africa. The Proteas managed to stay unbeaten during the group stages as they topped Group B.
On the other hand, Australia lost their tournament opener to India. However, they trounced Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and New Zealand to take the second spot and progress in the competition. The Aussies received a major blow during the group phase as their marquee all-rounder, Ellyse Perry, was ruled out of the competition.
The home team will get a lot of support at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and the fans will pray that rain does not affect this match because a no-result would eliminate Australia from the tourney. There is no reserve day as well, thus, South Africa will qualify for the final in case the match does not reach a conclusion.
Talking about the players to watch out for in this contest, all eyes will be on the duo of Dane van Niekerk and Lizelle Lee, as the two batswomen have thrashed the opposition bowlers in this competition. Jess Jonassen will have the onus of troubling them with her bowling skills while skipper Meg Lanning will expect her batswomen to bring their A-game to the table.
Here is all you need to know about this match.
South Africa Women vs Australia Women match details
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date: 5 March 2020
Time: 1:30 PM IST
South Africa: Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty (wk), Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba.
Australia: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Sophie Molineux
Where to watch the matches in India?
South Africa-W v Australia-W will be telecast LIVE on the Star Sports network in India.
Live stream details
The live stream for South Africa-W v Australia-W will be available on Hotstar.comPublished 04 Mar 2020, 19:05 IST